Senior Paper: How Life & Art Influence One Another

Senior Paper ~ Class of 2018!

How Life & Art Influence One Another

In what way was the author influenced by the time period in which they lived?

Required: 5 quality academic sources. One will be the primary text. Two sources will be about the author and 2 will be about the time period in which they lived.

Challenge:  Use Google for background information and brainstorming, but find your 4 sources without using Google!

Fact: There are 130 trillion web pages searchable on Google, and 2 million articles published each day on the web! But, Google indexes only 16 percent of the surface Web and misses ALL of the Deep Web. Any given search turns up just 0.03 percent of the information that exists online (that’s one in 3,000 pages available online)!   source:

Do your Research in the Deep Web!

Designed for colleges, Academic Search Complete is the world’s most comprehensive database with millions of articles in over 9,000 full text journals on every academic subject from Astronomy to Zoology! Academic Search complete is available at Marvel.

jstor-wide[1]A leading college database, JSTOR offers more than 10 million academic journal articles, 50,000 books, and 2 million primary source documents in 75 disciplines.

Gale databases give access to books, journals, news, images, videos and primary sources. Search all of our Gale Databases with PowerSearch!

News Sources

Search the New York Times back to 1861


(you’ll need to login first on the upper right of site: username: password: dragons15)

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Book Sources


A database of reference books with entries you can print! A great source for biographical information!google books

The goal of the Google Books Project is to scan every book in existence in the world. Over 30 million books have been scanned and are available for browsing and reading. Only books with a PREVIEW can be read. Since the pages are scanned, information cannot by copied and pasted from the Google Books website.

Citing Sources

Citing your sources in MLA format is easy at EasyBib!

New RULES for MLA 8th Edition can be found HERE.

How to cite a book from Google Books:

                     Burnett, William. George Orwell. New York: Scribner & Sons, 2012. Google Book Search. Web. 28 January 2018.

Make sure all of your sources can pass the “CRAAP Test”!

 Research Tips:

Add keywords and phrases in your research, such as your author’s name and  phrases like “was influenced by” or “was inspired by”. Use Google only to brainstorm and find ideas.

Where to start?! Start with learning more about the authors’ lives…this will give you insight into the time period in which they lived.





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